We had the good fortune of connecting with Lady Kellsie Moore and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lady Kellsie, how has your perspective on work-life balance evolved over time?
This question of balance particularly jumped out at me today considering how much 2020 has thrown us all, off-balance. When we’re working in a career job that has a boss, a structured schedule and paid holidays, the balance is somewhat provided for us, but when we’re on our own as entrepreneurs, it’s up to ourselves to figure out what needs to be, when and how and it absolutely can become all-consuming. My first few years out of college were spent working at an engineering firm downtown in the mornings 9am-12noon and then across town from 1pm-9pm at the correctional facility and then working a photobooth at weddings on the weekends, all just to make ends meet. I became exhausted, depleted, drained, cynical, angry and was suffering from massive panic attacks. I didn’t know anything about personal growth yet at the time and, my marriage, my body, my spirit all dwindled as I continued to disempower my own life. I had absolutely no balance at all. Then, after my inner transformation happened, and a few more years passed, I began to fully pursue my vision of being a successful entrepreneur. But during that first year, I felt all the fears, worry and doubt and was working myself 10-16 hours a day and those pesky anxiety attacks (much smaller now) started to come back. It was a reminder to me again that I am fully responsible for my life, and that includes the way I manage my time, my energy, my projects and that it is imperative for the quality of my output that I create as much recuperation time as effort time. What balance looks like is going to vary person to person, but a general rule of thumb is don’t take on more than one big, new project creation a quarter so that you can excel at the work you are putting out and serving your customers without burning yourself out. And while 2020 created a forced slow-down, it added a lot more obstacles to some people’s lives but it also gave the gift of perspective and our ability to restructure our lives in a way that hopefully can create more space and more peace.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I definitely would not say that it has been easy 🙂 I was terrified of being seen. I didn’t understand how to use social media, and my fears about the unknown kept me from becoming who I know myself to truly be. And I absolutely hated how I looked and sounded on-camera. I felt broken, depressed, and trapped by my own self-imposed limitations. It wasn’t until one truly confronting night at my job as a Case Manager in the adult, male Correctional Facility I worked at years ago, that I jolted myself awake enough to change. I realized I was holding myself captive of my own true potential. I learned about mindset, meditation, personal growth and the potential of the internet and finally figured out that I was in control of my own life. I could change my own path, I could create my personal successes, I could, and nobody else was going to do that for me. But as much as we are the only person that can take the ACTION in our own lives, we need guides to light the way and support us. It’s a hell of a lot less painful to get to point B if you have a GPS helping you out. But you’re still the one that has to move. Video helped bring me back to life. It’s what has given my soul purpose to show up and help others and serve my truth. I am now a professional actress in multiple regions, a social media influencer, Founder of Be Marvelous You, and the On-Camera Expert for Entrepreneurs. Over the past several years, I have become a successful digital marketer, business strategist, mindset coach, actor, and now help you bring effective video marketing into your business and build up that digital limb of your biz that you need to thrive in ANY climate. Genuine video is what exploded my Instagram, let me work for myself full-time, helped me book over 30 podcast guest interviews, be featured in the press, fill my first ever in-person retreat and so much more, and I know it can do the same for you too!
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I love getting to share my favorite spots! Firstly I would have them meet me in Denver, where I live, and we would go to Union Station, the huge train station in the middle of the city for some beautiful architecture, food and drinks! Then walk around downtown and go to the dairy block for a fun hotel to stay at. We would definitely need to visit Larimer square and stop at a few of the speakeasies and since we’re going all around downtown, we can do it as a segway tour to get the full experience! We’ll do high-tea at The Brown Palace and then go for massages at the Eden Spa, my favorite place. Next we’ll have to venture outside of Denver and go see a concert at Red Rocks Amphitheater, drive up to Idaho Springs for the hot springs and stop at Frothy Cup for great coffee and baked goodies. Since we’re there we’ll do a beautiful, quick hike up St. Mary’s glacier for some wonderfully fresh air. Then we’ll want to head south a bit and stop at Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs and stay at The Broadmoor Resort, my favorite especially at Christmas time! And then we’ll finish off the week by going up to the mountains, either Breckenridge, Aspen or Vail for some stunning views and snowboarding!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Oh my, so many! My hubs for believing in me no matter what. Kathrin Zenkina, Chris Harder, James Wedmore, Jessica Caver Lindholm are some of the top entrepreneurs that have guided and supported me along the way. And interestingly enough, the book “Thirst” by Scott Harrison, his story of creating Charity Water opened my eyes to dreaming bigger with greater purpose in a huge way.
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Blue dress is photo credit to Erika Edwards